Late comeback sends Chelsea through to Champions semis

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Demba Ba scored in the 87th minute to cap a comeback from a two-goal aggregate deficit, and Chelsea defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Tuesday night to reach the Champions League semifinals on away goals.

After a 3-1 Chelsea loss in the French capital last Wednesday, Andre Schuerrle began Chelsea's comeback with a 32nd-minute goal. Ba entered in the 66th, and the only Parisian on the field stunned his hometown club by evening the aggregate 3-3 in the total-goals series.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who improved to 8-0 in Champions League quarterfinals, sprinted down the sideline to join his celebrating players at the corner flag.

In the night's other match, Real Madrid reached the semifinals for the fourth consecutive season with a 3-2 aggregate win following a 2-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund.

With Real star Cristiano Ronaldo sidelined by a left-knee injury, Real's Angel Di Maria failed to convert a penalty kick in the 17th minute. Dortmund closed on goals by Marco Reus in the 24th and 37th minutes, and Dortmund wasted several excellent opportunities in the second half, including a shot against a post.

In Wednesday's games, Atletico Madrid hosts Barcelona and defending champion Bayern Munich is home against Manchester United. Both first legs were 1-1.